Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. December 2nd is a really odd release date in that only one movie is really coming out (there are some limited releases), and most theaters won’t even pick it up….so I hope you didn’t do what I did and saw everything over Thanksgiving. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (12/2/2016) – Jackie
A second trailer is out for the post-assassination look at former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Starring Natalie Portman, Jackie, has been getting stellar advance reviews, and the role seems tailor made to deliver another Oscar nomination for Portman. Jackie also stars Peter Sarsgaard, John Carroll Lynch, Max Casella, John Hurt, Greta Gerwig, and Billy Crudup. Jackie opens in theaters on December 2, 2016.
Natalie Portman looks like she’s got another Oscar-level role upcoming in Jackie. The biopic will focus on Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband’s assassination in 1964. This seems a perfect fit for Portman, and she bears a striking resemblance to the former First Lady. The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, John Carroll Lynch, Max Casella, John Hurt, Greta Gerwig, and Billy Crudup. Jackie opens in theaters on December 2, 2016.
Hollywood has gone so remake crazy that it is literally eating its own tail at this point. There may be multiple versions of every movie ever made in a decade, but of all the ridiculous, stupid, and offensive attempts to present a new take on a classic film, The Magnificent Seven is not an offender. The original film with Yul Bruyner is now 56 years old, the Western genre is much better at remakes/reinventions than most (True Grit, for example), and this isn’t an attempt to update or override the classic. The 1960 film is, itself, a reinterpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, so unlike most remakes, this story has already lent itself to reinterpretation. It’s a Magnificent Seven for a new generation, and while it’s not quite magnificent, it is enjoyable. Continue reading Movie Review: The Magnifcent Seven (2016) *So Far So Good?*
I’m not a particular fan of Antoine Fuqua’s work as a director, but Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will get me to a movie theater even for a movie that did not need a remake (but when does that stop anyone these days? Details below courtesy of Geek Tyrant. Continue reading Trailer Time: The Magnifcent Seven Teaser #1 (2016) *Denzel and Star Lord Go WEST!*